19 December 2012 — eTool, which provides life cycle assessment software for the built environment, has joined “1% for the Planet”, pledging to donate 1 per cent of annual sales to support non-profit organisations focused on lowering carbon emissions and environmental conservation and sustainability. Over the past year, eTool has helped residential, commercial and development clients lower the carbon footprint of their buildings with more than 40 construction projects assessed to date. Each design is also analysed by eTool’s team of engineers for improvements, which are then calculated into CO2 reductions and given to the clients. So far, nearly 17,000 tonnes of CO2 reductions have been identified through eTool’s design recommendations.